Rankers TravellerVoted Awards 2012 Fresh Water Canoeing / Kayaking Winner
Rankers NZ presents awards to this years outstanding experiences, as voted by travellers to New Zealand.
A Top Ranked NZ award is quite different to any other. This time tourism operators have been assessed by the most important critic of all - the Independent Traveller.
Top Ranked NZ awards are presented annually to tourism experiences and operators which have displayed a consistently high ranking score throughout the year.
The Rankers TravellerVoted Awards reflect the voice of the people that have recently travelled New Zealand.
From all the category winners, a bunch are selected for our 'Supreme Award.' These, from over several categories, will have faced top competition from all other winners. Fair to say, that each 'Supreme Award' is mighty well earned.
Kenrick from NZ Frontiers Motorhomes is a one man band with a huge attention to detail. From picking up customers in his tailored uniform, to meticulous maintenance of his vehicles. Kenrick doesn't miss a trick.
Ian lives and breathes Kiwi. He's spent over 5 years looking after his little Okarito kiwi patch now. The opportunity to share his conservation dreams and view kiwi in their natural habitat, has won the hearts of the traveller.
Staying at Jacksons Retreat Holiday Park requires a slight detour off the main travel route, but you get to stay amoungst weka and waterfalls. It's a fine case of build it and they will come!
Haka Tours specialise in small group tours that make a big impression. They have grown quickly through testing economic times, a true testament to their top notch level of service.
Travellers often tell us that some of their best NZ experiences are free - but free things can be hard to find.
So we followed our noses around the country and collated a load of free things to do on rankers website and apps. We then asked the traveller to tell us which free experiences they thought were best.
Here's the results. Make sure you tick them off your bucket list!
Winners and finalists can display these official badges to promote their achievement:
Here's a run down of how these tourism operators where selected.
Awards are in categories - depending on the number of reviews and qualifiers, as follows